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"Hearts Strangely Warmed!" (1 Peter 1:17-23, Luke 24:13-35)

Rev. Dr. Marjorie E. NunesRev. Dr. Marjorie E. Nunes, April 30, 2017
Part of the Sunday series, preached at a Sunday service

In the spiritual meaning the word Emmaus means “an earnest longing.” Emmaus was an ancient town located approximately 7 miles (11 km) northwest of present day Jerusalem. There are some walks that are longer than others -- not because of the miles or even because of the landscape, but because of the burdens. I suspect this was one of the latter type. It was a seven-mile walk, a walk you would notice in your ankles and calves. But the real path they were walking was vastly longer and more difficult -- it was the walk of hopes in shambles. It was the walk taken through the valley of disillusionment. It was a walk burdened with perhaps accusation or shame. It was the walk to Emmaus. I believe that the road to Emmaus is a road that must be walked, in one sense, by everyone who would become a better Christian. The road to Emmaus started out in disbelief and sadness. It ended in joy, excitement, love, and true devotion. The same can happen to each one of us.

Tags: #Emmaus #walk #disillusionment #Jesus #joy

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